DVD Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947
DVD of the movie "Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947" by Marie-Clémence Andriamonta-Paes.
They were called FAHAVALO – enemies - because they rebelled in 1947 against French colonisation. Today, Franco-Malagasy filmmaker Andriamonta-Paes takes us where the events took place, on a journey to meet the survivors, along the railroads, through the forest, from the Highlands to the East coast of Madagascar.
When Malagasy soldiers came back from WWII, they expected De Gaulle to give them independence for fighting along with France against Nazis. Instead, they were asked to return to their indigenous status.They soon became the leaders of an uprising, harshly repressed by the French colonial authorities. The last witnesses tell us about their long months of resistance in the jungle, armed only with spears, machetes and talismans. Interweaving archives with these rare and heartfelt testimonies, the film unfolds an unknown story of rebellion.
- Documentary of the world award - 42d World Films Festival - Montréal, Canada
- Special Mention - JCC Carthage, Tunisia
WATCH ON DEMAND
the film's official website : https://fahavalo-film.com
- NTSC / PAL
- français, english, malagasy, español, português, arabe
- Marie-Clémence Andriamonta-Paes